Leah Mundell, Phd.
I have been teaching religious school and working with b’nai mitzvah students practically since my own bat mitzvah (long, long ago). I love to sing and chant Torah and to help strengthen Jewish community. I am a lecturer in the Anthropology department at Northern Arizona University, where I also coordinate the Community Engagement Minor. In all these contexts, I hope to foster a respect for and curiosity about our own cultural traditions and the rich cultural diversity of which we are a part.
I am a junior at Flagstaff High School, where I run cross-country and play French horn in the marching band. I have been tutoring b’nai mitzvah students and helping to teach religious school at Congregation Lev Shalom for the past three years. I’m also part of the LevTY youth group and participate in NFTY events. I’m excited to help bring a sense of community to Jewish kids in Flagstaff!